PlayStation VR, previously known by the codename Project Morpheus, is an upcoming virtual reality headset produced by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Sony initially stated that PlayStation VR would release in the first half of 2016, but in an interview with GameStop's CEO, he revealed that it would actually release in Fall 2016.
Unlike with the launch of the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, Sony wants to ensure that PlayStation VR launched with a strong roster of VR-enabled titles and experiences from day one. It’s a smart move, rather than focusing on beating its competitors to become the first VR device to market, it’s playing the waiting game. With the better-known Oculus Rift on the way, it could make all the difference.
The prototype revealed at GDC'15 included an OLED 1920x1080 pixel display (providing 960x1080 px resolution per eye) with an RGB subpixel matrix, and is capable of displaying content at 120fps. It features a high FOV, 6DOF head-tracking, stereoscopic 3D, and unwarped output to a TV, either for others to view what the headset wearer sees, or a separate display to compete against the headset user using a standard PS4 controller.
- Playstation 4 or newer